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As Halloween approaches this year we’ll all be surrounded by spooky tunes, haunted melodies and scary soundtracks. As a musician you might find yourself wondering: what makes that music so Halloween-y? https://www.musical-u.com/learn/5-ways-to-make-your-songs-spooky-for-halloween/
Wonder no more! Whether you’re a budding song-writer or film composer, want to improvise some suitably scary sounds during October, or just wish you understood why the music you hear does (or doesn’t) sound like a horror show, here are 5 tried-and-tested ways to add some spook to music.
As a song-writer or composer there’s a wide range of tools and techniques at your disposal for creating scary-sounding music. Explore and learn, train your ears, and listen carefully whenever you hear a great example of Halloween music.
Then, when it comes time to write music of your own choose wisely which elements to use in which amounts and you’ll be able to craft anything from a simple, gently-spooky background track to a powerful dramatic theme for the latest Hollywood horror hit.
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